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Terracotta mold for a figure

Accession Number
2010/2.57

Title
Terracotta mold for a figure

Artist(s)
Indian

Artist Nationality
Indian (South Asian)

Object Creation Date
1st century BCE - 1st century CE

Medium & Support
terracotta

Dimensions
14 9/16 in x 12 3/16 in x 1 3/4 in (37 cm x 31 cm x 4.5 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink

Label copy
Anonymous
Terracotta mold for a figure
India, Shunga period (185–72 BCE) or Kushan period (ca. 50–320 CE)
1st century BCE–1st century CE
Terracotta
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink, 2010/2.57

Subject matter
Part of a mold.

Physical Description
This is a wood-colored, stump-like figure that is narrower on the bottom and blossoms towards its top. The surface has multiple, engraved designs. The top and bottom have jagged edges.

Primary Object Classification
Ceramic

Primary Object Type
shard

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
ceramics (object genre)
ornaments
terracottas (sculptural works)

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